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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

'I didn't even talk with Belgium' - Cyriel Dessers denies interested in the Belgian national team

'I didn't even talk with Belgium' - Cyriel Dessers denies interested in the Belgian national team

Super Eagles invitee Cyriel Dessers have distanced himself from reports of his interest in the Belgian national team.

The forward is eligible to don the Belgian national team jersey through his Belgian father but has since pledged allegiance to represent Nigeria as he was born to a Nigerian mother.

The 25-year-old striker was part of the 24 man squad summoned by Gernot Rohr for the AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone in march. The coronavirus pandemic has however delayed this cause.

Recent reports suggested that the Genk forward was still very much interested to play for the Red Devils he has now thrashed such claims.

According to Dessers he still hopes for a call up from the national team gaffer as he debunked such reports.

“They made a story from nothing. I didn’t even talk with Belgium and then they make a story,” Dessers told AOI.

“I said I hoped for a call [from Nigeria] in September, but that’s not even sure. That’s the coach who decides, it’s not in my hands. It’s just the click-bait sites who take things out of context and make juicy titles.”

Last season, Dessers emerged as the Dutch Eredivisie joint top scorer with 15 goals to his name.
His form rewarded him with a move to Belgian giants Genk in June and have impressed so far scoring three goals in the club’s preseason games.

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